Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui has expressed disgust at the lengths the Greens will go to, to destroy jobs in Tasmania, after hearing they were attempting to trash the reputation of Tasmania’s salmon industry.
The AWU’s Daniel Walton and Tassal’s Ben Wood met with Senator Lambie at Parliament House last week to discuss the Tasmanian salmon industry.Read more
Senator Lambie and Mayor Martin meet with Government and Opposition to fight for long term bipartisan funding of Mersey Hospital
Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie and Devonport Mayor, Steve Martin have met with both the Liberal Health Minister Greg Hunt and Labor opposition Shadow Health minister Catherine King in an effort to lock in long-term federal funding for the Mersey Community Hospital.
Senator Lambie and Mayor Martin spoke about the meetings at Parliament house on Thursday 16.2.17
"Last week during Federal Parliament, I organised separate meetings between Devonport Mayor Steve Martin, new Health Minister Greg Hunt, and Shadow Health Minister Catherine King, where Mayor Martin and myself were guaranteed bipartisan long-term funding solutions for the Mersey Community Hospital." said Senator Lambie.Read more
Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has tabled in Parliament yesterday, a Private Members Bill which will make it an offence to wear full face coverings in a public place under Commonwealth jurisdiction, as well as making it offence to force another person or child to wear a full face covering - unless otherwise authorised or excused by law.
Senator Lambie’s Bill links the prohibition of full face coverings to the National Terrorism Threat Level. The ban will be automatically activated when the terrorism threat level reaches the 3rd highest alert rating of 'Probable', and remains in place for “Expected” and “Certain” ratings. Currently Australia’s official 5 step terror alert level is set by the Government at “Probable”.
“While the National Terrorist threat level is at “Probable” or higher, if this Bill passes Parliament, you will not be allowed to wear a full face covering in Commonwealth public places without a very good reason. This Bill is ensures the public is more safe - and feels safe at a time when terrorists are likely to attack.Read more
Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has welcomed parts of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s National Press Club speech, where he predicted that electricity prices and energy security will be the defining political issues in the year ahead - two years and five months after Senator Lambie made her first Senate speech indicating that energy security and prices should influence all Australian political decision making.
Click below to view ASIO answers to Senator Lambie's questions
Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called on Australia's Attorney General and Minister responsible for Australia's Domestic Spy Agency (ASIO) to detail how many people on our official terror watch list are not Islamic.
"Last year the head of our domestic spy agency reluctantly told me, that the majority of the 190 Australian terrorist supporters on their official watch-list were Islamic. In fact, I have a strong suspicion that they are all Islamic - and it's now up to the Attorney General to prove me wrong," said Senator Lambie.Read more
Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called for Australian Defence Force Personnel, Veterans and their Families to continue to make submissions to 3 special Senate Committees.Read more
Thursday 20 October 2016
Source : Senate Hansard, Economics Legislation Committee
Participants: Senator Lambie & Mr Wayne Byres – Chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
Senator LAMBIE: In his effort to repair the budget, the Treasurer warned us about the risk to Australia's AAA credit rating. I think this morning he talked about visiting the ratings agency S&P—or Standard & Poor's. Do you know if that is correct?
Mr Byres: I know it is correct that he talked about it, and I understand that, when he was in New York, he did so, but I was not there for the discussion, so I cannot confirm that.Read more
Senate supports Lambie’s call for Army to produce tens of thousands of hrs of official videos, likely to show naked soldiers being abused and sexually denigrated
Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie won the support of the Senate this week when her motion (see RTI notice of motion) calling for a production of documents by the Defence Minister passed unopposed.
“I was first alerted to the fact that something was very wrong with the training of our Special Force soldiers and others - by SAS whistle-blower Trooper Evan Donaldson. Evan reported to me that the Australian Army for decades have electronically recorded a Resistance to Interrogation (RTI) course where thousands of soldiers have been brutally assaulted, bound, hooded, stripped naked, abused and sexually denigrated.” said Senator Lambie.
“So I asked some questions on notice from the Chief of Army – who confirmed in writing the existence of these secret RTI courses and provided details that backed up Trooper Donaldson’s claims.” said Senator Lambie.Read more
Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie last night voted with the Government to give power back to the people over the same-sex marriage question.
“I was very disappointed that Labor, the Greens, and other Crossbench Senators combined to kill off people power in the Senate. Last night, we had an opportunity to put the question of gay marriage before the people of Australia – and politics got in the way,” said Senator Lambie.
“I stand by what I said to the Senate yesterday, namely: After the people have their say - no matter what the result – there will be people - who for very good and legitimate reasons - will have very hurt feelings.Read more
During Estimate Committee hearings this week, Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie raised conflict-of-interest concerns with the chair of Dairy Australia, Mr. Geoff Akers, who admitted that his wife was on the board of Australia’s largest dairy manufacturer Murray Goulburn.
“Normally I wouldn’t enquire about the personal lives of any person in organisations that receive taxpayer funds – however given that hundreds of Tasmanian Dairy Families are facing ruin because of the way the Australian dairy industry has been managed – I stand by my questioning of Mr Akers during Estimates Hearings,” said Senator Lambie.Read more